South Australia-based ISP, Internode, has switched on its first customer at the first National Broadband Network (NBN) test site in the state, Willunga.
PCRange CEO, Raaj Menon, was the lucky customer. He moved to Willunga in February just to get early access to the NBN, according to Internode. NBN Co will be testing 100 premises in the town over the next two months.
Menon claimed the service worked immediately and a download speed test showed 95.5Mbps downlink and 35.5Mbps upload speeds. He is using an AVM Fritz!Box 7390 router and will be testing VoIP services and multi-streaming video with his new connection.
“Internode is determined to being the first with the NBN in every new area that rolls out,” Internode managing director, Simon Hackett said in a statement.
The ISP already has NBN customers in Armidale, NSW, the first mainland NBN test site and in Tasmania.
Armidale, Willunga, Brunswick in Victoria, Townsville in Queensland and Kiama in NSW were named as the first mainland NBN trial locations in March 2010.